October 2016 Business Briefs

October 2016 Business Briefs

Chef Vahe Mekhitarian, Menu For You, now offers catering for traditional dinner parties for 2 – 12 guests as well as cooking lessons for children and teens. Call or e-mail for availability at (847)648-6368 or visit www.menuforyouinc.com

Committed sales and business development professionals are invited to learn how to squeeze the most out of every sales opportunity, as well as how to break out of limiting behavior patterns at an Executive Workshop; Break the Rules and Close More Sales, held at Sandler Training on Wednesday, October 5, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. This workshop is complimentary, but reservations are required; call (847)513-6137 to RSVP.

Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) Secretary Randy Blankenhorn will discuss current and future capital needs and how IDOT is addressing state funding shortfalls at the TMA of Lake Cook Fall Meeting on Friday, October 7 at Baxter Healthcare, Deerfield at 9:00 a.m. U.S. Rep. Bob Dole will also discuss recent federal legislation allowing states to move forward with critical transportation projects. RSVP by October 4th to tim_grzesiakowski@baxter.com.

The Northbrook Symphony Orchestra will present “Romance de Paris, The Beautiful Era in France,” Sunday, October 9, 4:00 p.m. at Glenbrook North High School, featuring pieces that capture the excitement and romance of 19th century Paris. Tickets are $30 – $50 for adults; $10 for students under 21. Call (847)272-0755 or visit www.northbrooksymphony.org for tickets.

Entrepreneurs and anyone running a small business is invited to a special networking event sponsored by Northbrook Bank and Trust at Sunset Ridge Country Club on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Linda Darragh, Kellogg Innovation and Entrepreneurship initiative and Emilia DeMenco, Women’s Business Development Center, will be keynote speakers. Cost is $25 (no charge for Wintrust customers). Visit sohopreneurwintrust.eventbrite.com to register.

Dance the night away at Fred Astaire Ballroom Dance Studio on Friday, October 14 at their Sweetest Day Bowtie Dance. Admission is $30 per couple and includes a rose, sweets and appetizers table provided by Maggiano’s, and a romantic Beginners Ballroom class. To RSVP call (847)272-4202.

Glenview State Bank will hold a special shredding event on Saturday, October 15 at their Glenview branch from 9:00 a.m. – noon. Individuals can dispose of up to 25 pounds of paper documents in paper bags or returnable containers. Drive through service will be available.

The Northfield Township Food Pantry encourages businesses to join in a community wide effort to help end hunger by forming a team to participate in the upcoming Glenbrook CROP Hunger Walk on Sunday, October 16 in Glenview. Funds raised help support local food pantries. To register visit www.crophungerwalk.org.

Stop by the new Baird & Warner Glenbrook office at 2731 Pfingsten Road in Plaza del Prado for a grand opening and ribbon cutting event on Thursday, Oct. 27, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Cocktails and light refreshments will be served.

Congratulations to Chad Coe, President and CEO of Coe Financial Group for being named as one of three national finalists for the Volunteer of the Year award from Invest in Others Community Charitable Foundation, an organization that recognizes the charitable work of financial advisors. For his work with Special Kids Network, which he founded in 1999, Coe will receive a $5,000 donation.

Partnering with non-profits and charitable organizations, Fine’s Catering offers a “Dine and Share” program which gives back 25% of sales. For any Chamber member who does business with them, Fine’s will also donate 15% back to their charity of choice. For more information visit www.fines1978.com.

Come as you are or decked out in your rocking costume for a fun evening of activities, costume contests, refreshments, live music and tour at Experience Rock N’ Roll Halloween Monster Bash on Sunday, October. 30, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. For more information or to RSVP contact Elise at events@experiencerocknroll.com.

Book your private holiday dinner at Ruth’s Chris Steak House by Monday, October 31 and receive a $50 bonus for every $500 spent. The event must be held between November 25 and January 15, 2017 (excluding Christmas and New Year’s Eve).

The Village of Northbrook has a volunteer opening on the Stormwater Management Commission. To learn more about the Commission’s role, responsibilities and meeting dates visit www.northbrook.il.us/commissioninfo.&’ type=’text/javascript’>